Moving on from the restorative Sixes, we are now experiencing the crazy creepy contemplating Sevens in the Tarot.
This is not as bad as it sounds, since the number Seven is regarded in numerology as a mystical and sacred number.
In the Tarot, the number Seven is linked to movement, struggle, contemplation, self-reflection, indecision, new direction and restraint.
The corresponding Major Arcana card is the Chariot.
Seven of Wands – defence, resistance, struggle, perseverance
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Valour
Astrological Attribution: Mars in Leo – stress, competition, aggression, stamina, energetic, intense, friction, willpower, courage, survival instinct
Interpretation: standing up for yourself, fight for what you believe in; enduring a stressful situation, be daring, taking a risk in order to prevail; on the defensive
Fire – Mars (also see the Tower); attacking forces, chaos
Figure on the podium – defensive position, ready to confront trouble
Water in the distance – resolution ahead
Seven of Cups – Wishful thinking, desire, escape, daydreaming
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Illusionary Success
Astrological Attribution: Venus in Scorpio – creative visualisations, sensual dreams and desires, fantasy worlds, imagination, escapism, mixed emotions
Interpretation: lots of ideas floating in head, choices, flights of fancy, imagination overwhelm; reality check; gullibility; prioritizing, turning dreams into reality
Vases and jars – choices
Stars in the vases – dreams, treasures, happy thoughts, aspirations
Sky with clouds – castle in the air, dreams and hopes that need action to turn them into reality
Seven of Swords – deception, secrecy, insincerity, stealth, ambiguity
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Unstable Effort
Astrological Attribution: Moon in Aquarius – obscurity, insecurity, hidden agenda, cunning, slyness, self-protection, vagueness, subversion, plotting, resistance, mistrust, intrigue
Interpretation: avoiding confrontation, running away from responsibility, a cover-up, lying, lack of integrity, hiding the truth; trying to get away with “murder”; malpractice
Dark grey colours – murkiness
Guy Fawkes – infamous 17th century English Catholic, who planned a plot against King James I (the gunpowder plot), which failed.
Mask – famous mask appearing in V for Vendetta, a graphic novel created by Alan Moore
Seven of Pentacles – patience, choice, growth, development
Esoteric Title: The Lord of Success Unfulfilled
Astrological Attribution: Saturn in Taurus – completion, lack of movement, restrictions, new opportunities, outgrown a situation, resistance to change, indecision, preparing for change, fear of failure, stagnation
Interpretation: patience, waiting for the right moment, a choice between the familiar and the unknown, contemplating risks, taking time to act, cultivating what is nourishing and sustaining (e.g. healthy habits, friendships, beliefs etc.)
Fruit and plants – harvest, growth, success
Open door – new opportunities, the unknown
Orange / brown colours – autumn, the season linked to the suit of Pentacles
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